‘Smart Places’ is a broad theme that generally aligns to the concept of placemaking and emphasises active citizen engagement and participation alongside new uses of data and technology to improve places for people. This initiative is being developed in partnership with the Data-Driven Innovation programme (DDI) and Edinburgh Living Lab.
The Smart Places series runs from 22 May to 26 June and includes published thought pieces from a diverse line up of thinkers, practitioners, experts and leaders in this field.
Every week until the end of June one or more of these articles will be published on Medium, each featuring a bespoke illustration by a different illustrator to communicate the future vision the author sets out.
Many of these articles will also be accompanied by a live Tweet Up event to discuss that article’s topic, answer questions and share thoughts. The series will culminate in a panel discussion with all the articles’ authors on 26 June.
For more information on EFI’s role in the project please read our latest blog from Cat Magill below.
For more information about Smart Places please visit there website: